Programs and Events

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Foothill Fibers Guild is meeting via Zoom and in-person gatherings have been suspended until it is safe to do so. Members receive Zoom connection links.

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

♦ Upcoming Programs  (Scroll to the bottom for recent programs)

September 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The meeting will feature a Show and Tell as well as an important business meeting. The brief business meeting is an important opportunity for members to communicate what you want for the guild in the coming months. Get your photos of your beautiful fiber projects ready! Details to follow.

Upcoming FFG Events

Keep calm and knit, spin, weave on.

Local Fiber Events

♦ Upcoming Regional Events:

Coming in October 2021: Lambtown – Virtual

Coming in October 2021: Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl

Recent Events

A modified version of the Nevada County Fair was held August 11-15, 2021. The Guild displayed the work of members in Ponderosa Hall.

 

Our Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale was held via zoom on June 22, 2021


Browse the Challenge Gallery at the link below

2021 Guild Challenge Gallery

Recent Programs

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 on Zoom: Marilyn Romatka on Uzbek Ikat

 Marilyn presented Uzbek Ikat: The Personal Saga of an Exceptional ClothExperience the exotic in your own home town; travel to Central Asia in this multi-media presentation. We have all seen Uzbek Ikat on the runway in New York and London, now travel back to Uzbekistan with Marilyn to watch the process of its production. Each thread manipulated, dyed, and woven into exquisite cloth – truly hand-crafted.

     

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 on Zoom: John Marshall – Exploring Japanese Indigo

We enjoyed a lively presentation by John Marshall, author of Singing the Blues, as he takes us on a tour exploring the beauties of Japanese indigo. He’ll be covering a bit of the history and traditions of working with this unique plant in Japan, show you a few techniques for achieving exquisite colors on your own, and treat you a sampling of his own work.
Fifty years ago, at the age of seventeen John set off for Japan to be apprenticed under traditional teachers. Growing up in a Japanese community in California, Japan felt warm and inviting. Continuing his work and his studies over the past several decades, his work has been exhibited in the Textile Museum of DC, the Seattle Art Musuem,  and the de Young Museum in SF, to name just a few. He has exhibited his work in solo  shows sponsored by the US State Department, the Embassy of Japan, and Kodansha, both here and in Japan. Currently John is following up his life-long goal of sharing his knowledge and passion with others through his publications and online courses. More information may be found at

Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs